Opposable definition

ə-pōzə-bəl
Capable of moving opposite to and touching one or more other digits of the same hand or foot in a way that allows grasping.

The thumb is an opposable digit.

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Capable of being placed opposite something else.

The thumb is opposable to the forefinger.

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Capable of being opposed or resisted.
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Possible to oppose or resist.
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That can be opposed, or placed opposite something else.
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Capable of being moved so as to touch the other digits.
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Resulting from or characterized by such a digit.

An opposable grip.

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Origin of opposable

  • oppose +"Ž -able

    From Wiktionary